About Maneesh Agrawala
Computer scientist and Stanford University professor Maneesh Agrawala creates visual interfaces that help users process complex digital information. Agrawala’s approach uses cognitive design principles to develop user-centric systems for organizing and displaying information. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Sloan Fellowship and NSF CAREER Award. Agrawala competed in STS in 1990 with a project involving a simulation program to graphically display proteins, peptides and amino acids.
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An image from Agrawala’s STS project, “Protein Modeling: Calculating Intermolecular Potentials for Peptide Chains and Amino Acids.”Expand Image
As a researcher and professor of computer graphics, Human-Computer Interaction and visualization, Agrawala has designed systems to output visualizations from innovative rendered maps to detailed, exploded views of complex machine components.